Decide Success – Reclaiming Posi-spective

11 apr 2017

My mother had said to me hundreds of times, “Everything happens for the best..” Almost a year after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, her favorite commentary changed. “Well, remember John,...

Thoughts on Unhealthy Behavior

11 apr 2017

Why do people hurt themselves. Whether it be drink to excess, abuse drugs, eat unhealthy food to excess, smoke, cheat on their committed partner, you name it. Seems to me it boils down to one or both...

Baumann Grand Marshal Schedule for Presbyterian Home

11 apr 2017

John Baumann will be in Upstate New York as Grand Marshal this week September 14 and 15:Friday 12:30 pm Newstalk on WKTV Lenora will accompany you (be there by 12:15)3: 00 pm Emmaus Room Talk to...


11 apr 2017

BAUMANN BACK TO SPEAK AT PRITIKINHow To Make the Most Out Of Your Life - And Find Fulfillment Every Step Of The Way. Back by popular demand! When University of Louisville Professor John Baumann...


11 apr 2017

Inspire your team and bring an excellent leadership conference today to your business. “One of the best! It makes me appreciate everything the good Lord has blessed me with.” Senior Program...

A Perfect TEN

11 apr 2017

10 Principles you can use to Customize your own Personal ACTION PLAN 1 Learn (as much as possible). 2 Regain your shout (believe in yourself – it’s what fuels you). 3 Realize that a set of...

11 apr 2017

April is Parkinson Awareness Month. It is important that everyone atleast have enough awareness of the symptoms of Parkinson’s diseaseto know when you or a loved one should go and see a...


We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.